Monday, April 15, 2024

The 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair


I went to the 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair and saw some amazing stuff (All are first editions):

First Bible Concordance in English-1550

Shakespeare's Third Folio-1685

First Edition of Gone With the Wind, signed by all the major cast members from the movie

And I love seeing the non-book things that are there:

1971 Peanuts TV Cell

An appointment by President Abraham Lincoln

An early drawing by Dr. Seuss

Original music to the theme from Casino Royale

R.Crumb original drawing

I always love seeing the cool things that are for sale there, the only thing is that I can't afford them. LOL.


  1. Wow, this is neat! I love seeing your photos. If you ever get a chance to see the Gutenberg Bible in Washington D.C. at the Library of Congress--go! Same with original artwork of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) at the Legends Gallery in La Jolla. So fun. Thank you for sharing this post with me and with my readers at the Will Blog for Comments #34 linkup. We hope to see you next time at #35 with more posts, old or new. Have a great week.

  2. I do appreciate a hands on book. Nice to see these. I've always been a reader. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

  3. ...books that I would expect to see on the Antique Roadshow.

  4. Some really intriguing old books and artifacts. Of course, I am drawn to the sheet music, and also that drawing from R Crumb.

    Happy a great week!

  5. Very cool! Thanks for sharing at

  6. Those are some really neat finds; I can see why you like to go and browse.

  7. What a fascinating display! I would love to visit in person. ☺

  8. Fantastic place to visit, thanks for the photos. Wish I were there myself... Thanks for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.

  9. Looks like a fun place to browse originals or first edition books. Thank you for your weekend coffee share.

  10. All of these are really neat! the Bible, Gone with the Wind, all of the history, amazing. Thank you for sharing!
    Take care and best wishes.

  11. Thank you so much for sharing with us at our first Share Your Shelf link up!


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